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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Special Event: The Peacemakers After-School program is accepting applications for kindergarten through fifth grade students. The program is free and is offered from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The program provides homework assistance, tutoring services, academic games and a snack. Transportation to and from the program is not provided. For information, call 212-5044.

Special Event: The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award. To submit a nomination, indicate the name of your candidate and include brief descriptive information of the candidate's accomplishments that attest to his/her worthiness. Nominations can be faxed to 446-5103, mail to David Farris, 100 Coastline St., #200, Rocky Mount NC 27802 or email to rmacc@rockymountchamber.org with the subject line “Distinguished Citizen Nomination Form. Nominations must be received no later than Nov. 30.

Fundraiser: LSV Scholarship is sponsoring a “Pin Wheels of Melody” quilt raffle fundraiser. The drawing will be held Dec. 8 and you do not have to be present to win. For information or to purchase tickets, see Leah Vines, Marsha Cooper, Helen Collins or Katie Staton. All proceeds benefit the LSV scholarship fund. For information, call 827-4843.

Drivers Needed: The Volunteer Transportation Network and the DAV need volunteer drivers to help get fellow veterans in our local area to medical appointments in the Durham VA Health Care System. For information, contact Martin Hill at 813-5306, E.J. Lucas at 883-8615 or Solomon Dantzler at 314-1775.

Food Pantry: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 301 S. Circle Drive, will open its food pantry from 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. For information, call 443-2070.

Special Event: The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 37 is now open to help disabled veterans with their claims for benefits on the second and fourth Saturdays each month from 8 a.m.-noon in addition to their regular days on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The DAV Chapter 37 is located at the Joy Soup Kitchen, 700 Albemarle St., Greenville. No appointment needed, first-come first-served. For information, call 493-4954.

Special Event: If you are interested in practicing and playing mountain dulcimers on a regular basis, email kmgpg71@gmail.com or call 442-7268.

Volleyball: Word Tabernacle Church will offer S.O.A.R. Volleyball from 5:30-8 p.m. on the second, fourth and fifth Sundays at the Impact Center. For information, email stephanie.battle@wordtab.net or call 316-8309.

Special Event: Just Food Collaborative meets every second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at OIC Community Health Education Center, 1060 Pinehurst Drive. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in ensuring equity in food availability and healthy nutrition for our communities. Food providers (farmers), handlers and distributors are welcome.

Volunteers Needed: The Blount-Bridgers Weekly Weeders, 130 Bridgers St., Tarboro, are looking for volunteers who enjoy gardening and who would be interested in volunteering 1-4 hours a month from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday mornings. For information, contact Candis Owens at 883-7856 or email cbowens100@yahoo1.com.

Special Event: Democracy NC meets every second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St. Everyone who is interested in questions on the democratic process and ensuring fair elections is welcome.

Special Event: The study group for the book “The Cost of Privilege” will take place on every second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St. The 2017 edition is available for sale on amazon.com.

Tutors Needed: The Twin Counties Literacy Council is seeking tutors for adult learners who need to improve their reading skills. Volunteers are needed for 1.5 hours per week. Online training and certification are required. To register as a tutor or adult learner, call 877-398-5576 or go to onlinetutortraining.com.

GED Classes: Tri-Faith Ministries, 140 E. Goldleaf St., will be offering GED classes. There is no cost to enroll. For information or to register, call 977-3002 or email trifaithministries@gmail.com.

Registration Accepted: First United Methodist is accepting registration for its preschool and kindergarten classes for the 2018-19 academic year. They also offer Mother's Morning Out for ages 18 months through 4 years old from 9 a.m.-noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; two years old class Tuesdays and Thursdays; three years old class Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; and a pre-k class Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For information, contact Debbie Ray at 977-0475.

Registration: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. For information, call 972-1971 or go to school.olphrm.com.

Meeting: The Twin County DAV Chapter 55 meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at 2731 N. Church St. All DAV members are encouraged to attend. New members are welcome.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a “Minecraft” Create Club program for ages 12 and younger from 6-7 p.m. Monday in the Computer Lab. For information, contact Melissa at 442-1951, ext. 236.

Meeting: The Racial Justice group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will present a Small Business Success virtual conference from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday at Computer Lab. For information, contact Joetta Pittman at 442-1951, ext. 239 or email jpittman@braswell-library.org.

Meeting: The Rocky Mount Railroad Museum will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Wiley Room at Braswell Memorial Library.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a “Let's Talk About It” program from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Warner. “The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson” by Mark Twain will be discussed. The guest scholar will be Anne Baker. For information, contact Rob Lewis at 442-1951, ext. 265.

Special Event: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #425, 340 Weavers Chapel Road, will host a Game Nite fundraising event from 7 p.m.-midnight Friday. Card, chess, board game, dominoes, UNO, Phase 10 and Skip-Bo players are welcome. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for food and drinks.

Meeting: Meadowbrook Community will hold its monthly meeting from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Thorne Chapel Baptist Church, 1624 Windsor Drive. Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month. For information, contact Robert Davis at 977-7208.

Special Event: Abled Foundation will present their first annual Community Heroes event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College, 522 N. Old Carriage Road. This event is a resource community fair where vendors showcase the services they provide for children with disabilities and/or developmental delays and their families. Admission is free and food will be available for purchase. For information, contact Asha Hines at 908-3614 or email ashahines1012@gmail.com.

Special Event: The Tar River Pet Fest will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday on the Town Commons in downtown Tarboro. For information, call 823-7241 or email director@tarborochamber.com.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Teen “Minecraft” Club program from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the Computer Lab. No PvP allowed. For information, email Brittany Harrell at bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a “Ribbons to Bows” workshop from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Space is limited; registration is required. For information, contact Rob Lewis at 442-1951, ext. 265.

Special Event: N.C. Wesleyan College will hold a Veterans Day Salute at 10 a.m. Nov. 12 at the flagpole on the campus.The guest speakers will be Chief Deputy Brandon Medina and Ltc. Marcus Bynum. Refreshments will be served following the program.

Special Event: Peachtree Hill Golf Course, 3512 Peachtree Hills Road, Spring Hope, will celebrate 60 years of golf. During the week of Nov. 13-19, any current or retired military personnel and their family members can play golf, including cart, at no charge, every day during the week. For information, call 478-5745.

Meeting: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Gardner's Restaurant, 1331 N. Wesleyan Blvd. A Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance representative will present information on changes to the 2019 Federal Employee Program. Chapter members, as well as, prospective eligible members, are encouraged to attend this important meeting. The 2018 Open Season will run from Nov. 12-Dec. 10. For information, contact Martha Stith at 977-2195.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold an “Intro to Photo Editing” program from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Computer Lab. For information, email Brittany Harrell at bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a “Let's Talk About It” program from 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Warner Room. “A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest Gaines will be discussed. The guest scholar will be Margaret Bauer. For information, contact Rob Lewis at 442-1951, ext. 265.

Special Event: The Downeast Partnership for Children will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a series of events. The schedule includes:

  • 3-6 p.m. Nov. 16 – LulaRoe Fundraiser at DEPC, 215 Lexington St.
  • 5-7 p.m. Dec. 4 – Open House and Chamber After Hours at DEPC, 215 Lexington St.
  • April 12 - 2nd annual Golf Classic at The Links at Cotton Valley. Lunch and registration at noon followed by 1 p.m. Shotgun start.
  • 7-10 p.m. April 25 – Anniversary Celebration at Rocky Mount Mills.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a “Raising a Reader” Storytime program from 1-2 p.m. Nov. 17. For information, contact Jennifer at 442-1951, ext. 233.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold an “Hour of STEM” program from 3-4 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Computer Lab. For information, email Brittany Harrell at bharrell@braswell-library.org.

Meeting: PFLAG-Rocky Mount will meet Nov. 20 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 516 N. Church St. For information, email pflagrm@aol.com.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a Small Business Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 24 in the Wiley Room. Braswell Memorial Library is a 2018 Neighborhood Champion, acting as a gathering point for local shoppers to meet and put together their game plan to shop local small businesses. For information, contact Rob Lewis at 442-1951, ext. 265.

Special Event: Braswell Memorial Library will hold a N.C. Department of Public Safety/Prisons Career Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 26 in the Warner Room. For information, contact Rob Lewis at 442-1951, ext. 265.

Special Event: The Good Reads Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 26 at Braswell Memorial Library. The book “Anything is Possible” by Elizabeth Strout will be discussed. For information, contact Kesha Joyner at 442-1951, ext. 253.

Special Event: The elections of officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee will be held Nov. 29 at OIC in the NAACP conference room. Polls will open from 4-6 p.m. In order to vote in a Branch election, one must be a member in good standing of the Branch 30 days prior to the election. A form of identification is requested. Should a run-off election be necessary that election shall occur on Dec. 12 at OIC, 402 East Virginia Street, in the NAACP Conference Room from (5-6 p.m.) Run-off elections shall be conducted not less than 10 after the original election. For information, Clara Knight, branch secretary, call at 452-1393.

Community Dance: A community dance is offered from 5-7 p.m. every Monday at the Nash County Senior Center, 103 N. Alston St., Nashville. Cost is $4 for ages under 60 and $3 for age 60 and older.

Meeting: The 2018 Distinguished Rocky Mount Toastmaster Club will meet on the second and fourth Monday at Braswell Memorial Library, 727 N. Grace St. Guests are welcomed to attend. For information, call 469-0516 or 903-1665.Tutoring: Tutoring for prekindergarten through sixth graders will be held from 4-5 p.m. Thursdays at the Bassett Center, 916 Branch St. Tutoring sessions are free. For information or to register, call 985-1690 or 985-0078.

Special Event: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2057 will host PTSD sessions every first and third Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon. The sessions are chaired by a representative from the Veterans Department and are open to all veterans.

Meeting: The U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc. - Old North State Chapter meets from 10 a.m.-noon the second Saturday of each month at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2057, 11270 E. N.C. 97. All submarine veterans are encouraged to attend. For information, contact Jerry Emerson at 235-2926 or email nkiv368@embarqmail.com.

Volunteers: Community Home Care & Hospice is seeking caring, compassionate individuals to become companions to Hospice patients in their home and facilities. Free training will be provided. For information, contact Faye Wheeler at 442-4918.

Volunteers: 3HC Home Health and Hospice is currently recruiting volunteers for hospice patients in the Rocky Mount/​Nash/​Edgecombe County area. The only special skills required are a compassionate heart and smile. 3HC Home Health and Hospice will provide the training. Volunteers are asked for a minimum of two hours per week. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Cyndi Shimer at 919-583-1741.

Meeting: The Eason Tiney American Legion Post 19 meets the first Saturday of each month in the Vidant Edgecombe Hospital classroom, 111 Hospital Drive, Tarboro. A breakfast social is held from 8-8:45 a.m. followed by the meeting. All veterans are encouraged to attend. For information, call 955-9001 or email etalpost19.info@gmail.com.

Veterans Assistance: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2057 has a Service Office available to help veterans file or work on their claims with the VA from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at 11270 E. N.C. 97. No appointment necessary.

Meeting: The Tar River Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol cadets meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Rocky Mount Wilson Regional Airport. Adult members meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. For additional information, call 459-2153 or 292-7648.

Special Event: Rise Up Rocky Mount, a community faith-based organization working toward the betterment of conditions in our city for all citizens, meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Pit Stoppe. For more information, contact Pete Vartanian at 458-1410.

Open House: Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 55 will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon every Thursday at American Legion Coleman-Pitt Post 58, 2731 N. Church St. Veterans are welcome to stop by with questions or to speak with a veterans service officer about filing claims For more information, contact Martin Hill at 813-5306.

Special Activity: Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Nash County Senior Center, 103 N. Alston St., in Nashville. For more information, contact Dorothy Brantley at 437-1436.

Rides Available: Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 55 offers rides to all veterans to the Durham Medical Center on Tuesdays and Fridays and to the Greenville Medical Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays. You must have a VA appointment to ride and provide notification two days prior to appointments. For information, call 212-5568.

Special Event: The Wright’s Adult Day Health Care Center currently has vacancies for Nash and Edgecombe County elders age 60 and older, disabled adults and veterans. A supervised program of activities, health monitoring, meals/​snacks and transportation are provided. For information, call 442-8363.

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